Autism, Process, Productivity

Patience is Hard

I tend to have trouble with more long term projects and activities. I find it difficult, even discouraging, when I’m unable to complete things all in one go. Like if a project requires multiple days worth of work. Or if I need […]

Fear, Reading

Expecting Too Much

I love to read. I love to learn. But sometimes I find myself putting too much pressure on myself to do so. It seems like there is always some “better,” more ideal way to read or learn and that I am incapable […]

Perspective, Social, Writing

Practicing Fluidity

In my work with my counselor, it’s come to my attention that I should free-write more. Stream-of-consciousness writing about whatever occurs to me in each moment. And, taken a step further, to include the thoughts and beliefs about the things I’m writing […]

Process, Productivity

The Core of My System (TheBrain)

TheBrain is software that I’ve had my eye on for a while now. As someone who loves both wikis and mindmaps, it’s an obvious choice to try something that seems to combine the strengths of both. Specifically, I’m drawn to the idea […]

Adversity, Health, Perspective

Why Therapy is Important

Having an unbiased person, especially one who has literally trained for years to do so, listen to you talk about your life can be extremely freeing. Sure it can be great to talk to loved ones as well, but speaking with someone […]

Autism, Perspective, Process, Productivity

Why I Need a System

I tend to spend most of my day immersed in words: be it reading books, listening to podcasts, highlighting articles, taking notes, brainstorming, organizing, logging my day, or more long-form writing like for this blog. Needless to say, I have certain needs […]

Autism, Health, Technology

Oh iPad, My Eyes!

In my recent avoidance of my computer, I turned to my old iPad for a little while to read, play, and be nostalgic. The biggest thing I noticed, besides the outdated software and folders of apps I haven’t used for years, was […]

Perspective, Productivity

Finding Some Perspective

The other day I wrote about not having access to my computer for a while and how that may help to skillfully redirect my attention. Well, the charger randomly decided to start working again… So that’s nice. But it won’t change my […]